Darwin, the Machine Performance Finder, offers several intelligent functions to identify concrete optimization potentials of an automated production line or several production machines during operations on basis of machine controller data (PLC, RC, NC data). In this way, Darwin significantly increases the performance level of machines by reducing cycle times or eliminating bottlenecks.
Darwin contains the following functionalities
Providing target values for fastest possible production process and generating technical suggestions for reducing cycle time with focus on technical productive times
Operating each machine at its optimum by detecting and preventing unplanned breakdowns
Insights about ideal and real machine behavior on process step level
Include periphery equipment like handling robots in the benchmark scenario
The Bottleneck Detector identifies automatically and continuously the bottleneck of a linked production line on process step level. Based on that detailed transparency, further optimization can be prioritized and implemented for the bottleneck station to increase machine effectiveness.
Detailed and continuous transparency about bottleneck behavior on process step level
Bottleneck visualization available for process engineers and optimization
Target-oriented and precise machine and production optimization possible for the bottleneck station, also in correlation with PLC signals with included Signal Viewer
“plus10 established a high-frequency data infrastructure for our injection molding machines. The collaboration also included a virtual component tracking system to continuously and automatically link all process and subsequent quality data to a product. I was very impressed by the expertise and reliability of plus10."
Director R&D, Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions